Badoo: Lagos Police confirm four killed in latest Ikorodu attack

File photo of Police arresting suspected members of the dreaded Badoo gang
File photo of Police arresting suspected members of the dreaded Badoo gang

The police in Lagos have confirmed at least four deaths in a recent attack on a family in Ikorodu.

The attack is believed to have been executed by members of the ‘Badoo’ cult that has been terrorising Ikorodu and nearby communicates for several months.

The police, however, believe the latest attack was possible because the house the family lived in was isolated; and, therefore, warned Lagos residents against living in isolated and unsafe areas where they might be vulnerable to attacks by hoodlums.

The police spokesperson in Lagos, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said in a statement on Monday that the warning became necessary following the murder of the four family members at Ibeshe, Ikorodu, at the weekend.

“A murder incident was reported during the early hours of Sunday, July 30 where police operatives of the Lagos State Command responded to a distress call at Oke Ota, Ibeshe, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

“Mobilizing to the scene, police operatives found it extremely difficult to locate the house which was situated in a thick forest where it is remotely impossible for anybody to identify a dwelling house in the area.

“Eventually arriving at the scene on foot, the house is just a room and parlour with one open window and no visible form of security.

“There, a family of five was attacked and three died on the spot while one died while receiving treatment at the hospital.

“The last member is alive and responding to treatment,” the police spokesperson said.

He urged community leaders to identify persons staying in isolated areas which are no longer safe to come and report to the police.

“This should be done in order to stop people from moving into unsecured area without proper social structures.

“The command also wishes to inform members of the public to come forward with useful information to aid the police and not resort to jungle justice as investigation is ongoing,” the statement said.

The police warning against jungle justice comes as residents of the community resorted to defending themselves and killing suspected members of the sect.

Over a dozen people have now been confirmed killed in Ikorodu by suspected Badoo members despite the efforts of the police who have arrested dozens of suspects and recently asked the tens of thousands of residents in the area to take identification cards with them when going out.


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  • De’ Roy

    DEAR SIR,

    Raji Fashola and the Islamist Jihad in Lagos state

    THE CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA urgently
    needs the Holy Spirit to see that barbarians are at the gates. The
    Christians were kneeling and singing the hymns when Raji Fashola used
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    dictated from Bourdillon Road, was then issued; not just to override the
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    • De’ Roy

      (2)……….Islamist Jihad in Lagos state

      If the Christian Association of Nigeria
      has any sense at all it should file to appear amicus curiae – as a friend of
      the court and file a separate argument. Lagos state governor Akin Ambode is a
      poodle of his Muslim masters. He should not be relied on to make any sense at
      the Supreme Court. The point that was never argued till now is this: since a
      public school is not a religious place or institution, freedom of religion
      cannot legally apply in a public school to warrant imposing the Hijab to
      override the prescribed school uniform, anymore than freedom of religion can
      apply inside a crowded cinema hall when the lights are off. That is the central
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      into Raji Fashola’s hideous plot to foster Islamism in Lagos public schools,
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    IS IT TRUE THAT RAJI RASAKI IS LESS UGLY AND LESS LOCAL THAN RAJI FASHOLA?

    WHO IS THE UGLIEST AND THE MOST LOCAL AMONGST THE TWO OF THEM PLEASE?

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    L’agbara Sango gbogbo awon Badoo won wa omo Odua otherwise hypocritical Yorubas would have invaded one particular ethnic group for bad behavior. Sango baba omo Yoruba o ga oo. Kay Soyemi(fake Esq.) e gbo mi nko?

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